Meet Alex Han

In These Times is growing: We’re excited to announce that labor organizer and activist Alex Han has joined us as the new Executive Director.


I Survived the Rig Explosion That Caused the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. This Is What I Saw.
It’s been 12 years since the oil spill caused by British Petroleum devastated the Gulf. A people’s history of this disaster has yet to be told.
Maximillian Alvarez
Why Nurses at This LGBTQ-Affirming Healthcare Provider Threatened to Strike
Workers at Howard Brown Health in Chicago are set to walk out next week after months of stalled negotiations.
Hannah Faris
Teachers and Other Unionists Are Joining Iran’s Gender Justice Uprising
As part of the nationwide protests in Iran, women union members are taking to the streets, saying: “we have nothing to lose but our lives.”
Alborz Ghandehari
One Year Later, Friends and Family of Kroger Employee Driven to Suicide Want Justice
The tragic suicide of Evan Seyfried has been linked to targeted bullying and harassment by coworkers and management at Kroger—his loved ones are still seeking answers and justice.
Maximillian Alvarez
Home Depot Workers Have Filed to Form the First Union at the Retail Behemoth
Home Depot workers tried to get the company to address low pay, lack of training and understaffing. No one listened, so they're unionizing.
Jonah Furman
Why Aren’t Workers at Unions Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness?
While Biden has taken steps to provide student debt cancellation, union workers are excluded from a key relief program—while workers at anti-labor groups like the Heritage Foundation are covered.
Audrey Winn
Independent Unions Are Great—And Proof of Labor's Broken Institutions
The inspiring wave of independent labor organizing also represents the failure of existing unions.
Hamilton Nolan
“It’s Not Over”: While Biden Touts Rail Deal, Workers Have Yet to Vote—And Many Remain Skeptical
A national rail strike could still be on the table if rank-and-file workers reject the tentative agreement announced by the White House this week.
Jeff Schuhrke
In Minnesota, the Largest Private-Sector Nurses Strike in U.S. History
Protesting understaffing and low pay, Minnesota nurses hit the picket line in a “fight for our very profession.”
Sarah Lahm
The Strike that Started the Red Wave
Ten years ago, Chicago teachers modeled what a militant fight for public education looks like by walking off the job. A decade later, the legacy of social justice unionism continues to animate the U.S. labor movement.
Jackson Potter
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